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    • This article sheds some light on the NCAAs and injuries.
      R Crouser has an indoor season left, will he use it?
      R Crouser has a self-diagnosed pinkie dislocation
      - What!? Did the University of Texas drop their medical staff? That has to be a misquote.

      Cousins Ryan and Sam Crouser share bittersweet day competing side-by-side at NCAA championships
      by Andrew Greif | The Oregonian
      June 10, 2015

      The final meet of their collegiate outdoor careers — the younger Ryan has a season of indoor eligibility remaining — meanwhile, had a bittersweet ending.
      Ryan Crouser... [said] he reaggravated on his first attempt a five-month-old injury suffered during a game of catch with a football. His self-diagnosis: A dislocated pinkie finger on his throwing hand and damaged ligaments on other fingers during warm-ups... Ryan's pinkie and knuckles remained badly swollen, almost dangling at his side as he walked off the medal stand.









      The post was edited 1 time, last by Norm Zylstra ().

    • Bill Dekkinga wrote:

      Long term, does Crouser stay with two events or move to one? If it's one, which one?

      He has success with the shot put now but his looks more suited to the discus. He does not have the bulk of Hoffa, Whiting, Storl.
      Yes, that is the question that goes along with the 'who will coach him' question. Crouser threw the 1.6kg discus 72m five seasons ago, and that was a season riddled with injury. That 72m throw had to be worth 64m with a 2kg discus, a mark he has not reached with his 63.90m PR.

      But I wonder if he will retire? He may be a serious student and pursue academics.
    • Ryan was talking at NCAA's about throwing just not being fun for him for a while now. He actually seemed pretty unhappy about the whole thing. Too many years, too many injuries, too many reps would be my guess and maybe its just time for a break and possibly come back revitalized. His hand and elbow were clearly a mess and based on the amount of pain he was in, I can see where he would want/need to take some real time away from shot. Ryan could have won NCAA's in discus but he was just missing it and there are a whole lot of reasons that could be the case but I personally feel that if he focused on discus for a year and let things heal up for shot he could well take a run at 66M next summer for the Olympics. Now 66M is a huge number but Ryan has some pretty exceptional skills. I am also not suggesting that is the route he would take but I do know that there is a huge difference between throwing a single vent full time versus being a full time student training in two events (even crazier for the kids throwing three events at a high level). Ryan will only be 23 years old in December so he is just on the verge of needing to decide what he wants to do. He looked like he was about 260-270lbs at NCAA's so that would not be a loss of 20lbs. His only good warmup throw would have won the meet but clearly he hand/elbow were shot after that one throw. If I were going to bet a few buck on what he does at USA's I would put him down for 62.50-63.50M in disc.
    • throwzfan wrote:

      Ryan was talking at NCAA's about throwing just not being fun for him for a while now. He actually seemed pretty unhappy about the whole thing. Too many years, too many injuries, too many reps would be my guess and maybe its just time for a break and possibly come back revitalized. His hand and elbow were clearly a mess and based on the amount of pain he was in, I can see where he would want/need to take some real time away from shot. Ryan could have won NCAA's in discus but he was just missing it and there are a whole lot of reasons that could be the case but I personally feel that if he focused on discus for a year and let things heal up for shot he could well take a run at 66M next summer for the Olympics. Now 66M is a huge number but Ryan has some pretty exceptional skills. I am also not suggesting that is the route he would take but I do know that there is a huge difference between throwing a single vent full time versus being a full time student training in two events (even crazier for the kids throwing three events at a high level). Ryan will only be 23 years old in December so he is just on the verge of needing to decide what he wants to do. He looked like he was about 260-270lbs at NCAA's so that would not be a loss of 20lbs. His only good warmup throw would have won the meet but clearly he hand/elbow were shot after that one throw. If I were going to bet a few buck on what he does at USA's I would put him down for 62.50-63.50M in disc.
      Excellent insights.
    • throwzfan wrote:

      ... I can see where he would want/need to take some real time away from shot. Ryan could have won NCAA's in discus but he was just missing it and there are a whole lot of reasons that could be the case but I personally feel that if he focused on discus for a year and let things heal up for shot he could well take a run at 66M next summer for the Olympics... Ryan will only be 23 years old in December so he is just on the verge of needing to decide what he wants to do.
      Seems logical. Even the Dutchman Rutgers has dropped SP for the discus. Maybe @Tony Ciarelli could speak to that?
    • Phil Bilkins wrote:

      throwzfan wrote:

      ... I can see where he would want/need to take some real time away from shot. Ryan could have won NCAA's in discus but he was just missing it and there are a whole lot of reasons that could be the case but I personally feel that if he focused on discus for a year and let things heal up for shot he could well take a run at 66M next summer for the Olympics... Ryan will only be 23 years old in December so he is just on the verge of needing to decide what he wants to do.
      Seems logical. Even the Dutchman Rutgers has dropped SP for the discus. Maybe @Tony Ciarelli could speak to that?
      Do one pick the discus with the Ryan Crouser body type, tall and thin, or because of few 66m discus men in the USA?
    • Wu Tao wrote:

      Phil Bilkins wrote:

      throwzfan wrote:

      ... I can see where he would want/need to take some real time away from shot. Ryan could have won NCAA's in discus but he was just missing it and there are a whole lot of reasons that could be the case but I personally feel that if he focused on discus for a year and let things heal up for shot he could well take a run at 66M next summer for the Olympics... Ryan will only be 23 years old in December so he is just on the verge of needing to decide what he wants to do.
      Seems logical. Even the Dutchman Rutgers has dropped SP for the discus. Maybe @Tony Ciarelli could speak to that?
      Do one pick the discus with the Ryan Crouser body type, tall and thin, or because of few 66m discus men in the USA?
      How bigs was/ is he?
    • Ryan is about 6'6-6'7" (I know he says he is 6'7" but have seen him with some 6'7" guys who seem to be a bit taller) Even if its 6'6" and 270lbs thats a good discus size. However I have seen him throw nice smooth 18.30M stands for shot and based on his warm-up throw at NCAA meet which was his only good throw then his elbow/hand were clearly a mess it was smooth 21M. Then watching him throw discus he could easily have been 62-63M in that meet. Again, unless he wants to come on here and enlighten us, its all a guess but based on his injuries in the past and if he wants to throw for the next decade, I would suggest maybe chasing discus makes sense. US shot is so crazy competitive and Ryan is so talented I could see consistent 65M within a year or two if that was his focus. Not that my opinion means anything, but I hope he does not decide to chase both for ego. To me, and I welcome thoughts on this, I would rather be consistent 65M in disc or maybe hit 66-67M once a year OR consistent 21.30M in shot and occasional 21.70M throw than to be 62-63M in disc and 20.50-21M in shot because I am throwing both. Ryan has the skills to throw far there is no question. If Ryan reads this, my advice is simply to find a way to throw because you love it, if you are hating it, go find a career and be the best at that. Life is too short to do things you hate, even if you are good at them.